Just a quickie, I swear.
Here are the answers to the quiz.
1) Stephen Harper (killing a kitten)
2) A milk bag cutter a.k.a Snippet (also useful for chip bags and circumcisions – ask Tracy)
3) An Inuksuk (not the Vancouver Olympics mascot which I thought was a frickin’ travesty)
4) Canadian Tire Money
5) James Naismith, inventor of basketball (My hometown is right beside his hometown)
6) Kraft Dinner (with ketchup)
7) Maple Taffy or Tire D’Erable (This is what God’s blood is made of, I’m certain)
8) Timbits (from Tim Horton’s)
9) A Loonie and Toonie (variations of spelling accepted)
10) A two-four (of beer)
Bonus 11) Poutine (the cure-all)
Bonus 12) A Pogo (a close second to poutine)
Bonus 13) The letter Zed
Bonus 14) The cast of SCTV including Catherine O’Hara, Dave Thomas, Martin Short, Harold Ramis, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, and Joe Flaherty
Many of you WERE SO CLOSE…it was frickin’ agony, really. I awarded half points when you either came close or made me spray [insert drink or bodily fluid here] all over my keyboard (by laughing people…let’s keep this PG).
Some of the shining moments included:
“sweaty lollipop” (Brother Jon),
“battered deep-fried moose dong” via Madame Weebles,
“Mr. Rogers: the Expanded Universe.” courtesy Aliceatwonderland,
“YOU FREAKING WEIRDOS” proffered by Jen and Tonic
“the ‘star wars kid’ all growed up” a la Sweetmother,
“A tip” from Lyssapants,
“Socialists love maple syrup candy” offered by Maggie O’C,
“Canadian Pac-Man” from Mysterious Christopher,
“Ryan Gosling” (THANK YOU Love & Lunchmeat),
“border customs” from the lovely Liz,
cheeky Brent submitted “a sampling of modern Canadian hairstyles”,
“A Molfamily” thanks to Brigitte,
the always illuminating Speaker7 with “the Canadian King of the Kittens”,
“some kind of toupee made from cat fur” via Artsifrtsy,
“Jeffrey Naismith Basketball Poutine” from Cathy,
and “Explosive gas” brought to you by Rutabaga.
Honourable mention goes to my dad who cheated like Jesse James, but still made me laugh. I had to disqualify my own father. The things I do for you guys.
The official winner is Mysterious Christopher who got something like 10-ish right. He will be an honourary Canadian for a whole MONTH. May the beer run freely and the toques be warm.
All of you were right in your own special ways, and really, we’re all winners here at Canadica.
That’s a lie. It’s just Christopher.
Extra sticky love to all the folks who reblogged and otherwise shared this thingamajig. You
make my perma-freezed heart melty.